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Each performance of the California Rodeo Salinas is unique and celebrates a special cause. Be sure to dress the part according to the theme of the day and don’t miss any of the special events during the week.

          Sport your boots and celebrate your country roots Wednesday July 15th, as bull riders take on the toughest sport on dirt. The Professional Bull Riding BlueDEF Velocity Tour begins at 7pm, on Wednesday July 15th. The Salinas Sports Complex will be showcasing 15 of the top 50 bull riders in the world, prepare to be amazed!

          Rabobank’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink night is Thursday July 16th. Everyone will be dawning pink shirts to show their support for breast cancer research. A portion of proceeds from Thursday’s ticket sales will be donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. While Thursday is a night of awareness, it is also a night of family fun. Kids will run their hearts out in the Stick Horse Race presented by Northridge Mall on the track. The preliminary race begins at 4:30pm and the finals run during the Rodeo performance that night. Bring the kids to the autograph party after the rodeo to meet the newly crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2015.

          Friday July 17th is Wells Fargo’s Fight Hunger Night. Don’t miss the Central Coast’s favorite race, the 5th Annual Produce Mascot Race. Find out if Church Brother’s “Lettuce Maximus” will keep his championship title or if another mascot will take the win. Companies signed up to participate in the 2015 race are: Bengard Ranches, Church Brothers, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Mann Packing, Naturipe Berry Growers, Ocean Mist Farms, Pacific International Marketing, Sakata Seeds America, Tanimura & Antle, Taylor Farms and The Nunes Company. Each company pays an entry fee of $1000 that is donated directly to Ag Against Hunger. Ag Against Hunger (AAH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger by creating a connection between the agricultural community and food assistance programs.

Salute to Military Day is Saturday July 18th. All active military personnel, and, for the first time, Veterans, will receive free admission with identification. Don’t forget to wear red, white and blue to support the Wrangler® National Patriot™ Program (WNPP). The program was created to provide funding and support for America's wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. The California Rodeo Salinas supports the WNPP and is honored to donate funds generated by the program to Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc., a local charity doing great things to help Wounded Warriors and Veterans.  Also on Saturday, Tanimura & Antle presents the Special Buckaroos Rodeo on the track at 12pm. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will team up with special needs children and participate in a rodeo where the children become cowboys and cowgirls for the day.

          On Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions, Sunday July 19th, the California Rodeo Salinas is painting the crowd purple for the Man Up Crusade. The Man Up Crusade is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating public awareness on the issue of domestic violence. Across the nation, the color purple and the purple ribbon has been adopted to show support for victims and for advocates to honor those who have lost their lives at the hands of someone they once loved. The Rodeo is partnering with the local YWCA to spread awareness and raise funds for this cause. The YWCA owns and operates the only confidentially-located battered women's shelter in Monterey County and is the only sole-source provider of domestic violence services in the county, including counseling for adults and children, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, victim advocate training, 24-hour crisis hotlines, and teen dating violence prevention programs.


The entire California Rodeo Salinas would not take place without the support of our loyal sponsors, many of whom support the causes listed above in addition to their sponsorships. Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:


All Around Grand Champion Sponsors:



Jack in the Box

Pendleton Whisky



Grand Champion Sponsors:



Mission Linen & Uniform Supply

Paraiso Vineyards

RDO Equipment Co. / RDO Water

Republic Services of Salinas

Taylor Farms

Univision KSMS 67 & Unimas KDJT 33

Wells Fargo


Gold Champion Sponsors:


Laurel Inn Motel & Conference Center


Ram Rodeo

Tanimura & Antle


Champion Sponsors:


100.7 Y 100.9 La Preciosa

92.7 KTOM

Azteca KMCE TV 43

Boot Barn

Braga Fresh Family Farms

California Towing

Casa Sorrento/Hacienda Mexican Grill

Central Coast Sign Factory

Church Brothers

Coca Cola

Comcast Spotlight

Crop Production Services

Enza Zaden

EverFarm Service, Co

Famous Dave's

Farm Credit

Golz Construction, Inc

Granite Construction

Home Depot

Jefferson Farms

Justin Boots

KLOK Tricolor 99.5 FM


KPIG 107 oink 5 FM/ The Beach 101.7 FM

KSES Jose 107.1 FM

KWAV 96.9 FM


NewsChannel 5 KION CBS 46/KMUV Telemundo 23

Pape Rents

Power Talk 1460 AM & 105.1 KOCEAN

Producers Dairy


Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Sonja Giovanetti Consulting

The Hippo 104.3 FM

The Monterey Herald

The Salinas Californian/Californian Media Group

Toni Michelle-Salon

Vista Verde Labor

Wolfhouse Radio Group - KMJV & KRAY

Wolfhouse Radio Group - KTGE & KEXA


Major Sponsors:


102.5 KDON

1st Capital Bank

Ace High Designs

Alco Water Company

American Door & Gates

Artistic Hang Ups

Ausonio Company

Bengard Ranches

Best Buy

Bj's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Boutonnet & Ocean Mist Farms

Brent Eastman Insurance Services

Bunker and Sons

C & A Truck Brokerage

C&N Tractors

Cal Coast Machinery

Central Coast Cooling LLC

Christensen & Giannini

Coastal Grower Magazine

Coastal States Insurance 

D & M Traffic Services, Inc

Dataflow Business Systems

Denham Plastics/Bin Dr/Orbis

Dole Fresh Vegetables

Don Chapin Company

Drew Massa Transportation

El Sol

Faithful Fans of the 3rd Week of July

Farm Fresh Deli & Café

Foothill Packing, Inc.

Frank & Cheri Heffren/ Cal Poly Ag Engineering

Glamour Glow Tanning

Green Valley Farm Supply

GreenGate Fresh

Grower's Pub

Jenkinson Construction

KSEA La Campesina 107.9

La Plaza Bakery

Landsberg Orora

Livewire Information Systems

Lowe Packaging Group

Mann Packing

McDonald's - Raymond Costa

McSherry & Hudson Insurance & Risk Management

Mike Storm Family

Monterey Signs

My Cars

Naturipe Berry Growers

Outback Steakhouse

Pacific Ag Rentals

Pioneer Cleaning Supplies

Quinn Company/Massey Ferguson

RC Farms

RJS Farms

Salad Shoppe

Salinas Valley Tire

Sam Ruiz Painting

Sambrailo Packaging

SILKE Communications

The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch

The Jim & Sally Martins Family

TS&L Seeds

Tuff Shed

Union Bank

Valley Fabrication

Valley Pacific Petroleum Services

Valley Trophy & Detectors

Willingham Woodworks






A & O Pharmacies


Amanda M deDampierre

American Farms


Bank of America

Bankers Casino

Barlocker Insurance Services

California Water Service Company

Coastal Tractor

Comgro Soil Amendments, Inc

D'Arrigo Bros. Co., of California

Debbie and Jimmy Boteilho

EBX Logistics

G & R Fabrication

Genesis Freightliners

Gist Silversmiths

GlamSquad//Beauty by Alecia

Growers Container Co

Hayashi Wayland

Headstart Nursery/Zeph's One Stop

Henry Hibino Farms, LLC

Hilltown Packing

Holiday Inn Express

ID Concepts (SDI Company)

Jim Martins

Joe Gunter Investigations

Joseph J. Massolo

Keithly-Willilams Seeds

K-Lift Services Co., Inc.

LA Hearne

Mansmith's Barbeque

Massolo Brothers Trucking

McCormick Company

McShane's Nursery & Landscaping Supply

Montana Silversmiths

Monterey Regional Airport

Moresco Farms, Inc.

Muzzi Family Farms

NewStar Fresh Food

Nielsen Properties/Fowler Ranch

Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss

Northridge Mall

Oil Can Henry's

Pacific International Marketing

Pacific Valley Bank

Pan American Insurance Agency

Pezzini Berry Farms


Quinn Rentals

Rossi Bros Tire & Auto Service

Sabor Farms

Sakata Seed America

Sandy Shaffer

Sconberg Ranch

Second Chance Youth

Sherwin Williams

Snowseeds Organic

Star Market

Star Sanitation

Star Shopping Center

Steinbeck Country Equine, Inc.

Sturdy Oil

Super Sales Auto Accessories

Tom & Terry Pettitt

The Nunes Company

The Tree Man

Titan Insurance (Choice Media)

Tricord Tradeshow Services, Inc.

Vegetable Growers Supply

Wawona Frozen Foods

Western Harvesting


To learn more about the 2015 California Rodeo Salinas or to purchase event tickets visit www.carodeo.com. The Salinas Sports Complex is open for business Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm. Beginning Monday, July 6th, the Box Office will be open for business 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm and will be open later on July 15th-19th  as the PBR and Rodeo take place.



About the California Rodeo Salinas


The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2015. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like' the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.






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